Accession Number:

ADA324099

Title:

A Dual Use Telecommunications System for Delivering Medical Care.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Jun 95-31 Oct 96,

Corporate Author:

MEDICAL COLL OF GEORGIA AUGUSTA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

459.0

Abstract:

The Electronic House Call is an innovative health care alternative for patients requiring frequent health care services that have been traditionally provided in a hospital or other clinical setting. The Medical College of Georgia Telemedicine Center, Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering Center, Jones Intercable, Inc., and the Center for Total Access at Fort Gordon have worked cooperatively to implement a cable-based proof-of-concept telemedicine system for delivering medical care to the homes of selected patients in the Augusta and Fort Gordon, Georgia area, and to the residents of a skilled nursing facility. Data has been collected regarding the technical performance of the system. System effects on patients and providers also have been collected, resulting in a successful demonstration of the concept. In addition, Eisenhower Army Medical Center EAMC has become linked to the fiber-optic-based Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System GSAMS Network. The capabilities of the Electronic House Call have been demonstrated to an audience in Washington, DC through a professionally composed videotape and through a live demonstration in April 1996. At the close of the project, extending the distribution of Georgias statewide telemedicine system through the addition of PC-based teleconferencing and still image systems was under development.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Cybernetics
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE